August 2, 2010

Endhiran Audio Review Thread

1. Pudhiya Manidha - SPB, AR Rahman, Khatija Rahman

A completely unusual intro song for Superstar Rajnikanth. A kind of a slow groovy start to the song with Rahman behind the mike crooning and is later joined by his daughter, Khatija, who debuts in singing. Once SPB hits the mike, the song hits fever pitch. Nostalgic memories flow of Rajni's memorable association with SPB in various blockbuster hit songs. Even at this age, SPB sings like an emperor who has complete control of himself. Rahman has the guts to experiment in a 'Rajni intro song' but his experiment here is a super success! People will still say Oruvan Oruvan was the best intro, but the class of this song is on a far different level

Rating: 5/5

2. Irumbile Oru Idhaiyam - AR Rahman, Krish 'N Krissy

A techno kind of a track, that has the man himself, Rahman, singing it. A perfect track for the discotheques, the energy of the track is infectious. Rahman delivers the track with the kind of ease that he is always known for. This could be a track that would not find favor with everybody in their initial listenings, but this is a highly infectious track that will keep you grooving and dancing as you keep listening to it more and more. Kash 'N Krissy seem to be a very good find (sung the 'Dochey' song in the Telugu movie Puli with music by Rahman). 

Rating: 4/5

3. Kilimanjaro - Javed Ali, Chinmayi

Another peppy song, this one starts with tribal kind of beats. Javed Ali, the new regular in ARR's troupe predictably carries off the song in his own lively way. Chinmayi is the surprise here. Her voice is completely unrecognisable, and it rears up at only a few places near the end that its actually Chinmayi singing. But she is brilliant. Excellently voice modulated. A very entertaining track, the kind of track that 6 to 60 age group people will enjoy. Excellent random use of tabla by ARR in the song along with the drum beats. He is the experimentor's delight. A sure superhit track, the visuals (Shankar should ace it as per prediction) should take this track to great heights.

Rating: 4.5/5

4. Kadhal Anukkal - Vijay Prakash, Shreya Goshal

A Bollywood kind of romantic melody track that finds a place in Endhiran. Surprising since its a Rajni film, but the track rocks! Vijay Prakash, who has rapidly grown in stature in the Tamil music scene with songs like 'Hosanaa' and 'Veera Veera' (both Rahman tracks) is in top form with this song. And joining him is the queen of current Indian female playback singing, Shreya Goshal. Both singers complement each other really well and lift the song very well. A Rahman vintage track, the beats and the instrumentation are in perfect sync and are really attractive to hear. A feel good track, one that can be played on a romantic evening.

Rating: 4.2/5

5. Chitti Dance Showcase - Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani, Yogi B

Looks like some kind a theme track. Reminds one of the 'Liquid Dance' track from Slumdog Millionaire. Excellent beats and guitar really rock this song. The pace of the song fluctuates wildly but the music at each pace is so good to listen that you completely do not mind it. If used as a theme song, this track will enhance the movie like no other. One of the best theme tracks (if it is one).

Rating: 4.5/5

3. Kilimanjaro - Javed Ali, Chinmayi

Another peppy song, this one starts with tribal kind of beats. Javed Ali, the new regular in ARR's troupe predictably carries off the song in his own lively way. Chinmayi is the surprise here. Her voice is completely unrecognisable, and it rears up at only a few places near the end that its actually Chinmayi singing. But she is brilliant. Excellently voice modulated. A very entertaining track, the kind of track that 6 to 60 age group people will enjoy. Excellent random use of tabla by ARR in the song along with the drum beats. He is the experimentor's delight. A sure superhit track, the visuals (Shankar should ace it as per prediction) should take this track to great heights.

Rating: 4.5/5

4. Kadhal Anukkal - Vijay Prakash, Shreya Goshal

A Bollywood kind of romantic melody track that finds a place in Endhiran. Surprising since its a Rajni film, but the track rocks! Vijay Prakash, who has rapidly grown in stature in the Tamil music scene with songs like 'Hosanaa' and 'Veera Veera' (both Rahman tracks) is in top form with this song. And joining him is the queen of current Indian female playback singing, Shreya Goshal. Both singers complement each other really well and lift the song very well. A Rahman vintage track, the beats and the instrumentation are in perfect sync and are really attractive to hear. A feel good track, one that can be played on a romantic evening.

Rating: 4.2/5

5. Chitti Dance Showcase - Pradeep Vijay, Pravin Mani, Yogi B

Looks like some kind a theme track. Reminds one of the 'Liquid Dance' track from Slumdog Millionaire. Excellent beats and guitar really rock this song. The pace of the song fluctuates wildly but the music at each pace is so good to listen that you completely do not mind it. If used as a theme song, this track will enhance the movie like no other. One of the best theme tracks (if it is one).

Rating: 4.5/5

Overall: Awesome album that will be a feast for Superstar's fans and for Rahman fans. An album that is highly entertaining and should break records before the film's release. Considering that the director is Shankar, expect the songs to be called "classic, masterpiece" after the song visuals come out. The combo of Shankar and Rahman NEVER FAILS!

3 comments:

The Kid said...

I just listened to the songs. They feel soo below average! :(

B brave n express who ur said...

Just hear it twice or thrice :) with a mild volume in ur speaker. You will feel the magic of the techno beats and beautiful interludes :)

rama said...

i just hearing song at least 2 times per day. its all songs are amazing. headsup to ARR